Sarawak Disaster Centres On Alert Following Rain Warning

KUCHING: The Disaster Operations Rooms in all divisions in Sarawak are ready to be activated following a yellow-level weather warning issued by the Meteorological Department which forecasts rain in several areas in the state starting on Thursday.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee secretariat in a statement today said the notice issued at 1.30pm announced heavy rain from Thursday to Saturday in Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Betong, Sarikei, Sri Aman, Sibu, and Mukah.

According to the secretariat, the operation rooms have stepped up their preparedness to face the possibility of floods especially in low-lying areas and landslides on hilly sites.

The State Operations Room is on the alert to receive information on dispensing assistance and relief centre operation via 082-443 991 / 446 991, or fax 082-442 730, or email jpbn@sarawak.gov.my, the statement said. � Bernama

Source: The Borneo Post